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Talking Politics: Dan Snow on Covid History (and Cummings)

27/06/2020

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This Episode – May 28,2020

David and Helen talk to the historian Dan Snow about the parallels for the current crisis. Is it like past pandemics or is it more like a war? What has it exposed about the weak spots in our societies? And what have we learned about the role of political leadership? Plus we explore the value of Churchill comparisons on the 80th anniversary of his great WWII speeches and we dip our toes into the Cummings affair.

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Talking Politics is an audio podcast hosted by British academic David Runciman, Professor of Politics at the University of Cambridge. It was launched on 27 March 2016 by Runciman. It is also regularly co-hosted with other Cambridge academics, especially Helen Thompson, Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Politics and International Studies, and also Christopher Brooke, lecturer in political theory Chris Bickerton, reader of modern European politics, and the late Aaron Rapport.

David Runciman is a long-time contributor to the London Review of Books and Talking Politics is in a partnership with the journa

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